A Diplomat and a signatory of the Charter 77.
In 1990-1991 he was Deputy Secretary of the Secret Service and in 1991-1993 Chairman of the Independent Commission of FMV (the Lustration Commission). In 2000-2005 he worked as an ambassador to the Russian Federation. Then, in the period 2005-2006, he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently, he was an ambassador to Ukraine in 2007-2010.